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Why would my insurance company replace my roof?

The purpose of homeowners’ insurance is to protect homeowners against losses in their property's value due to damage that is beyond their control. If you have hail damage, you have experienced a financial loss in [...]

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What does a hail hit on the roof look like?

A hail hit on a shingle looks like a "bruise" or a dark spot where the granules on the shingle have been knocked off and the asphalt underlayment, and sometimes the fiberglass mat, is exposed. [...]

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Do I need to get my roof replaced immediately following hail damage?

The insidious nature of hail damage is such that it may pose no immediate threat to the structural integrity of the roof. However, many insurance companies have a "statute of limitations" on how long a [...]

Do I need to get my roof replaced immediately following hail damage?fotex2020-04-09T20:22:23+00:00

What does hail do to a roof?

Shingles are designed so that the granules block the UV of the sun and protect the asphalt underlayment. As the shingles age, the granules fall off. As the asphalt is exposed to the UV, it [...]

What does hail do to a roof?fotex2020-04-09T20:22:23+00:00

If I think I have hail damage to my roof what should I do?

Call your insurance company and ask for an adjuster to inspect your roof for hail damage. Call a reputable roofing company and ask for the same inspection. If there are any discrepancies between the adjuster's [...]

If I think I have hail damage to my roof what should I do?fotex2020-04-09T20:22:23+00:00

How do I know if I have hail damage to my roof?

If you've had hail in your area, a close inspection needs to be made at roof-level to determine if the shingles have been damaged. Usually you cannot tell from the ground.

How do I know if I have hail damage to my roof?fotex2020-04-09T20:22:23+00:00

Can’t I just do the roofing work myself?

Most work should not be do-it-yourself. Professional roofing contractors are trained to safely and efficiently repair or replace a roof. Novices can harm a roof with improper roofing techniques and severely injure themselves by falling [...]

Can’t I just do the roofing work myself?fotex2020-04-09T20:22:23+00:00

How long can I expect my roof to last?

The condition and lifespan of your roof depends on the type of roof you have, the effects of your local environment and the maintenance the roof has received. According to the American Society of Home [...]

How long can I expect my roof to last?fotex2020-04-09T20:22:23+00:00

What will a new roof cost?

The price of a new roof varies widely, depending on the material selected, the contractor doing the work, the home itself, area of the country, local labor rates, time of year, and more. To get [...]

What will a new roof cost?fotex2020-04-09T20:22:23+00:00

What is the roof waterproofing underlayment?

Waterproofing underlayment is installed underneath the shingles in areas where extra protection is needed. High-wear areas like the valleys on the roof, around dormers, rakes, eaves and skylights are good places to put an extra [...]

What is the roof waterproofing underlayment?fotex2020-04-09T20:22:23+00:00
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